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Kris Van Assche unveils first capsule collection for Berluti

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Sun, May 19, 2019  /  10:02 pm
Kris Van Assche unveils first capsule collection for Berluti

Berluti's 2019 spring-summer collection is now out. (Berluti/Time International/File)

Italian fashion brand Berluti has unveiled its spring-summer capsule collection.

Known for its signature of hand-worked patina, Berluti also consistently features Scritto, an 18th century manuscript motif inherent to the brand, on its leather goods.

Belgian fashion designer Kris Van Assche joined the brand in April 2018 as artistic director. Known for his long stint at Dior Homme and keen eyes for details, he provided new and distinct touches to the classic shapes of leather shoes, jackets and accessories.

Read also: Designer Van Assche to take over as Berluti's creative director

The Alessandro Oxford now comes in thicker leather soles, making it slightly edgier along with its delicate, thin shoelaces. It also features a reverse patina method of blue and red colors on the edges.

The collection includes Berluti's Alessandro Oxford shoes.The collection includes Berluti's Alessandro Oxford shoes. (Berluti/Time International/File)

The sole on the Andy loafer (named after artist Andy Warhol) features a creeper sole, a modern nod to the classic model.

Also in the collection is a leather bag with red and blue tones that pops subtly around the edges, showing an interesting way of how the new approach to patina works, while the Scritto trademark can be seen on casualwear and bags.

Chunky trainers, which invaded the fashion world in early 2018, are featured in the new collection as well. Along with leather trainers, Berluti presents bold, classic colors of blue, white and black to the casual shoe line. (wng)